Peppers

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Red Fresno Chili Peppers

Fresno chili peppers were first cultivated in 1952 by named after the city Fresno, California. Red Fresno peppers look like jalapeno peppers however the Fresno pepper has a fruitier, smokier taste and they are a bit spicier. In fact, they measure from 2,500 – 10,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Crystal Valley offers Fresno peppers year-round with peak season being in late summer through fall.

TIPS FOR SELECTION

Choose peppers that are bright and firm with a tight, medium to thick skin. Avoid shriveled peppers and peppers with soft spots.

HOW TO STORE

Refrigerate

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Very good source of vitamins A, C, B6, and K
  • Good source of dietary fiber
  • Very low in saturated fat and cholesterol
  • Low in sodium

HOW TO PREPARE

Wash before eating or cooking. The seed are the spicy part of the pepper so remove seeds if you want something a little less spicy.

HOW TO COOK

Fresno Chili Peppers can be stuffed, cut and added to sandwiches and burgers, pickled, or added to salsas, relishes, and hot sauces.

 

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